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    September 26, 2012
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excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the squaree sunnyd bottle. manyying tribute amidst so questions about what happened. how some local students plan to found dead student other family members herndon home. a decision will be made hike forroposed rate pepco and whether. hundreds of workers whether. >> reality tv star snooki
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has inspired a new law in new jersey. " atd morning washington 5:00 begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. it's wednesday, september 26. i'm brad bell. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> good morning. different start today than yesterday. we have clouds and warm temperatures and a little rain. take a look at that. the easterns on shore. montgomery county looking at showers for around spring andd silver maybe a sprinkle a in fairfax county. that's about all. the crowd that night keep temperatures warmer. 67 at reagan national, 61 in dulles, 61 in gaithersburg, 59 frederick. we will talk about all above
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average today. at 9:00, 78 at noon, 82 at 5:00. mostly cloudy today. a few showers on and off. most of the day will be dry. i would have the umbrella handy. let's check on traffic with angela. >> good morning. tracking your wednesday morning drive. orhave no accidents report so far around the beltway and on most key routes. to give you an example of how are, despite wet pavement, here is 395 in shirlington - -at shirlington. good inbound and outbound 395, between the capital y and passing the to the 14th street bridge. back to you. >> thank you. 5:02. our top story, students mourning of two siblings found dead inside their home with their parents in herndon. police are trying to figure out led to the deaths of the
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family members if inside lane.me on point rider john gonzalez is lighted westfield high school in e of they where on student.as a >> those who knew the family suspicious this week when t show up forid no work and the children did not show up for school for two straight days. police went to the home tuesday afternoon and made the gruesome discovery. a mother, father, and their two sons are dead. this horrified neighborhood not know why. sad. really even know how to explain it. >> detectives combed through the home and the minivan parked in .he driveway the older brother attended westfield high school. parents were often seen sitting porch andon the front the community as greeters.orhood >> i would always wave on my way so it's shocking see him on the porch >> . evidence shows deaths were
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neighbors, but the are not in danger. >> what's really odd is you would have no idea because they were always nice. nobody has ever seen them arguing oor anything. this morning, police are not or where the family was killed. all the victims were found inside the home. forced united methodist church a candlelight vigil tonight. students at westfield will wear .lack to class today john gonzalez reporting. >> a story that's coming into the newsroom right now, two huge explosions went off in the heart the syrian capital. >> jummy olabanji has details. >> the intended target appears e an army command headquarters in the capital of damascus. saysnformation minister no casualties from the
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blast. we are just learning from that the rebel group 3 is claiming responsibility for the attack report there have been dozens killed in this double explosion. witnesses say that explosions gunfirelowed by heavy in that area this morning. the ongoing conflict in syria is the focuses of world right now are gathered at the u.n. general assembly in new york city. yesterday president obama for syrians support to oust their current assad.ent bashar al- once again, a double explosion in damascus. we will have updates later in newscast as we get them. >> thanks so much. d.c. police gathering details in deadoting the left one man and another wounded. just befored in the 5000 block of h st. se.
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don't know what led to the shooting or if police have suspects. >> the unsolved murders of two teenagersrge's county focus of two separate events tonight. officers will take part in a community walk at oak creek west park in kettering. out flyershand for information in the 17-year-old amber stanley. killed in hernd bedroom last month. investigators still searching for suspects and motives. in prince george's county, police will look for information that they hope and help them solve the murder of another teenager. a community meeting tonight to the death of marckel ross, the 18-year-old shot and killed september 11 as he to central high school in capitol heights. forstigators are looking suspects and a motive. will begin ating 7:00 at central high school. >> d.c. public service commission set to vote this on the proposed rate hike for pepco. is sparking opposition. an advocacy group
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outsideht protested headquarters in downtown washington. pepco workers are expected to vote today on a union contract. if a deal is not reached, they strike. on be the first strike pepco workers since 1985. the main sticking points are to their health plans.fare ohio could be where the candidate -- one of the spend the day. mitt romney is falling behind in the polls. romney and obama will spend day campaigning in a state the election.ide the obama campaign will mitt for investments in e companies. >> you cannot stand up to china is send you have done them our jobs. >> the face-off in the buckeye e come with new polls that
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show romney falling behind. pointsp nominee is 8 pint behind in ohio and he is behind in florida as well. .his map shows the steep climb t ohio, romney would need everyk up virtually battleground state. l need to stay on message. not yesterday at an ohio speaking about obama.nt >> one thing he did not do, i admit, is raise taxes. flexed for months the republicans have been accusing obama of raising taxes and they admit. romney recently f the country the government. his wife admitted the tape has campaign a headache. it is frustrating because you message out to about the 100%.
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>> the next major phase of its the first presidential debate. sides are lowering expectations. romney concedes that romney is speaker and the campaign saying that romney is an experienced .ebater >> it is 64 degrees. >> learn which virginia school partyas the nation's top school, still ahead. >> caught on camera, twisters in school, still ahead. >> ca[ male announcer ]isters in with ultra-filtered water
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greg surrattsville a hearse in mexico a parcel earthquakes of thethe southern part baja california peninsula. are rattled nerves. >> the magnitude six. quake being the cause. no reports of injury or damage. >> a tornado in southwestern illinois in this video. tennis ball sized hail and strong wind. trees and over buildings.eral no reports of injury. >> let's check in would jacqui the weather isw close to home. much better than that.
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not expecting anything severe but we are seeing a rainfall on the live doppler radar. most of it on the eastern shore maryland. a couple sprinkles just outside the district in montgomery county around bethesda and spring and wheaton, just some light rain. theerature is still good in most part.e 59 degrees in martinsburg. our temperatures will be warm afternoon. mostly cloudy, warmer, isolated showers, high-temperature of over 80 degrees. more changes ahead in the seven- moment year, in a is now to traffic with angela. >> on the beltway in montgomery county, an overturned vehicle as spur onoached the 270 the outer loop. confirmation on another accident on southbound just before germantown. in the meantime, if you are
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headed toward the capital beltway in montgomery county, moving well. as you make your way to the bridge, no major problems on the virginia side. from tysons to springfield is well. quite making the early drive on 66, or distractions from a .arket eastbound lanes are open with no delays. back to you. >> thank you. 5:14. the university of virginia has a new distinction. it is ranked as the nation's top party school. oniborne based the ratings 900 data points across three sex,ories including sports, and night life. magazine based the on 900 data points. i don't think that will be encouraging to parents. degrees.:14, 64
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>> madonna is known for expressing herself. commentst
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endorsement for obama from pop star madonna. made a statement while verizon centerhe monday night. listen.
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have the better ore, for worse. sad.think it is >> it shows a lack of knowledge and the like of concern for what to a wholeng to say group of people. >> president obama has stated is a committed christian. reached out to madonna's publicist, but we have not heard back. bottle. what is impact >> abc rolling out to new shows and bring back good shows like modern family. we are giving away gift baskets. want one, you have until 6:00 a.m. to go to our page to sign up. will announce a winner each day this week during our hour. check in with jacqui jeras. morning.
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>> a little different this morning. 10 tot, but ol 15 degrees warmer. getting a few sprinkles, is fading quickly. a little rainfall we had and then will be gone we will see a little more. doppler we can see a couple sprinkles in parts of maryland. very light. it will not accumulate. it will barely even get the wet.ts want to let you know it's out there. , 67tricty in the degrees. wind coming from the southwest at 10 miles an hour. a look at the other temperatures, 63 in manassas, 64 quantico, 55 degrees in winchester. the satellite picture shows the clouds and moisture it heading towards us through the overnight.
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of rain.few spots you can see how this is all through the southwestern parts of the u.s. moisture andlot of we will see showers off and on through the rest of the week. a cold front from the north of us by tomorrow. it will stall out and the high- cooler air never until late on the weekend when things finally begin to squeeze out. mostly cloudy today. a little warmer with a few showers, 79-83. cloudy tonight, showers, possible,hunderstorms -66. keeping a chance of rain through the weekend into early next week. the days will be a little drier. that's your forecast. and don't forget to connect with media.ocial a tweet or follow me on facebook.
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now to angela with traffic. >> in virginia, traveling around beltway, we found some late construction. one right lane open and heavy traffic in alexandria. approaching van dorn street, the inner loop in alexandria. a bigger problem in maryland on 270 southbound, the accident has been confirmed. a lot of emergency personnel on the scene. it is in the center lane of just before 124, germantown being where you see the delays. add extra time. back to you. >> thank you. the iphone 5 just came out and getting a lot of attention. have new competition from blackberry. details.lson has >> is black. poised for a comeback? facebook andd
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features will prominently device on their new expected to launch next year. barnes and noble has unveiled hd line which starts $269 with a big screen and there is video streaming. people these days store digital photographs in many places. there's a new digital service gathers all your photographs in one place. it gets high marks. >> it really does a nice job of out to these images in a timeline. and take any of these photographs and share them with r putds using facebook o to other blogs.
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of willfule a game anaheim last night. ball.fflet >> the angels victory keeps them oakland forhind the second wild-card slot. the orioles a half-game up on the first wild- card and agreement half behind for the d.c. title. >> here's britt mchenry.
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the nationals have a losing games.in the last 10 even more bad news, the braves won another game. they are in the playoffs, pressure for the nationals to win the east. ross detwiler.on if the nationals would come -3. would be 5 a solo shot to right field. goodbye. 6-3 was the final. the nationals magic number is still five. the nationals are leading in the east just 4. giving the braves off win over the marlins. that clinched a wild-card spot for the braves. a little celebration. are back on the practice field today. have a good day.
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>> thanks so much. 5:27, 64 degrees. much more news ahead at 5:30. 5:27, 64 degrees. much more news ahead at 5:30. >> a day of bi excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle.
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changes today. likeorecast will look today for the rest of the week. to a lot more clouds. we even had a light showers overnight, most of those moving f to our east now, over delaware, still some lingering and arundel county. we will see a few showers on and off today. of rain will last through the weekend. the positive side is our warm.atures are warmer than this time yesterday. 66 at 9:00, 78 at noon, 82 at 5:00 with a few showers here and there. let's see what's happening with traffic. angela. 270.g problems on traffic is stopped due to an southbound at germantown road. it's in the center lane. response is on the scene. that is causing a major back up.
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traffic is getting by to the left. it is a very slow ride. delays beginning before father hurley boulevard. 270 you get past that, well. onwill give you an update accident and handling enclosures and the reopening of our next traffic report. back to you. >> thank you. our top story, the search for answers in a shocking scene in herndon. >> police found a for your family members dead inside their lane.n point rider two victims were school-age children. gonzalez is live in chantilly where one of the student ats a school.d high >> students will be wearing today where the
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son attended school. he and his dinner brother and dead parents were found herndon home yesterday afternoon. police detectives for hours combed through the home and the was parked in the driveway. the parents were often seen in on the front porch. they were well known in the community as the neighborhood greeters. the deaths due look suspicious. police say the public is not in danger. the family was last seen this past sunday during a neighborhood picnic. many of the folks who knew them said there were a peaceful m like and did not see was wrong at this home. we understand the family church methodists, will be holding a candlelight vigil at 7:30 tonight. police are not saying how the family was killed. forest united methodist. >> we have an update on the twin
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in the syrian capital. >> jummy olabanji has information. >> iranian press tv says one of its correspondence has been while covering the twin blasts this morning. old maya nassat. nassar. this video was filmed moments after the blast from a nearby hotel. two massive explosions went off morning targeting an army headquarters. it sent off clashes and a huge fire inside the building. heavily guarded damascus.nside reuters is reporting that the free syrian army or is claiming responsibility
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for the attack. so there's at least one death, a old correspondent for .ranian press tv >> thanks so much. in the day ahead there will be a d.c. public from commission, expected to pepco's proposed rate hike. is sparking opposition. our dc process of outside psc headquarters. if a deal is not reached, they could go on strike. be the first strike by pepco workers since 1985. a career fair will be held today for veterans and military marine corps base quantico in the chapel annex 3019.ng until 3:000 a.m.
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we're walking 60 miles in the susan g. komen 3 day walk october 12 through 14th. join our team in the fight against breast cancer. good morning, washington. >> such enthusiasm. good morning, washington. we have a very mild start this morning. couple light showers overnight. less than a 10th of an inch. moving out already, as you can see. most of it in delaware. couple sprinkles still in anne county. much warmer are than yesterday. 67 at reagan national, 61 in
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dallas. in cumberland, 55. our forecast for today, mostly cloudy skies. a few showers and high temperatures well above average, 79-83. that's your forecast. let's see what's happening with traffic. >> good morning. 95 coming from virginia is to build a little, but delay.without the same on 95 in maryland. 66, no distractions. 270 is the big problem so far this morning. be aware that we are starting to move a little better. the accident was southbound 118, germantown road. two vehicles involved. just the right lane is block now. t traffic is crawling along, 121.ing at it starts to slow down as you make the drive from urbana. in mind this morning. otherwise, you should be moving once you get to the
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capital beltway. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you. more today about washingtonpair the monument. the national park service officials will hold a news conference this morning to on wheren update stand with repairs. the monument's efforts into the damage when a magnitude 5.8 the east coast in 2011. of 5:42, 63 degrees. >> coming up, an unwanted honor for a celebrity. the first to get the boot from dancing. >> president
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>> the controversial ending to the packers game now leads to a special offer. it is something of a wisconsin seen thell help morecement referees friendly. and a young fan gets the time life. the american university o created wh controversy when breast-feeding "katie" this be on afternoon. >> adrienne pine breastfed her toddler while teaching his students. become one of the successful faces on television. she is also going to be on at 7 with katie. there's a new way to train soldiers and marines on the
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battlefield. all this has to do with video games. they're getting ready for with virtual training with the same intensity as war scenarios. we will go to quantico to give you a peek at the new technology troops aboutcal advance in military preparedness. that's tonight on abc 7 news. the president of iran takes . general at the u.n today, but he may not have much of an audience. >> some world leaders are to walk out in protest .hen ahmadinejad speaks lastis will likely be his as the iranian president. d the generalma tol that irann tuesday failed time and again to demonstrate its nuclear program and to meet its obligations.
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>> america wants to resolve its diplomacy.ugh we still believe there's time to do so. but that time is not unlimited. o mistake, and nuclear- iran is not a challenge contained. >> republican rival mitt romney president's approach to k.an would not wor >> words are words. any additional action that suggest to them we are serious. >> former president bill clinton not believe iran's is only forram purposes. >> do you trust ahmadinejad? >> not on this. >> ahmadinejad reflected on his .pcoming speech >> i have been coming to the general assembly friendlyrs no relations and progress with all nations and the objective is still the same. >> representatives of various countries have walked out in previousuring his
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speeches. we will see what happens today. bedriverless cars could soon road in california. governor jerry brown signed a establishing safety and performance regulations for the vehicles. working onrs are that can drive themselves. experts say they can make roads safer, reduce congestion, and e commuters from the drudgery of driving. >> the first dancing all-star sent home. >> pamela anderson was at the scoreboard and the not to save her. she did not stick around for interviews. >> pamela. >> pamela anderson and her partner were the first all-star as to leave the ballroom. they danced once, but pamela also skipped out of doing any
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interviews after her elimination. >> why is she not here? >> i believe she was definitely disappointed. am. >> he admits they did not raise could have.hey time just got away from them. >> maybe the time, the nerves, the intensity of what we were .oing just not pan out the way we wanted. y are out of the competition. a former champion found himself two.e bottom his partner barely survived eliminations. is already looking ahead to jive.eek's >> i will try to make it the best the dance floor has ever seen. bleed, care if i have to be the best i can possibly do. >> but the competition is also
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go for it. alle have to give it our every single time. >> and the audience as to enjoy what they see on the tv screen. >> everything will be left on the floor. the season is so strong with so much. much i am relieved i can go one more week. >> we are all here and we're not playing games. the trophy is more starkly than ever this season. a special all-star trophy and going for it. >> monday is the quickstep and jive. >> getting into the halloween spirit. y to give the read apple iphone 5 a run for its money. here is linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york with business. is ready to give
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money. run for its >> it expects sales of its new smartphone to get off to better start than its predecessor. record number of apple iphone debutold during its weekend. the galaxy is expected to be in the u.s. by november. barnes and a lot has a nine-inch nook hd plus. to a hundred $69 on sale today. and there's a less-expensive, smaller version. are you ready for halloween? it is a month away. the national retail federation says 170 million people plan to year, shelling out $8 billion on everything candy to costumes. the average consumer will spend about $80 this year. that's up about 10% from last
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year. is business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting. >> i might buy a couple bags of candy. be all for me. [laughter] >> we hope they still have some the stores after halloween. jacqui jeras, you have kids to get ready for. i do. and we have family coming up. >> you have a month. >> we will get there. exactly. really a big change from this time yesterday. the doppler radar shows a couple sprinkles still lingering. of them are moving offshore now. weather.ook for drier the rain will likely return later on today. take a look at our temperatures. 67 at reagan national, 61 at dulles, 63 degrees in manassas.
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look at the change in temperature is over the last 24 hours. were 13 degrees colder this time yesterday. 21 degrees colder in petersburg yesterday. the clouds keep us warm overnight. but you can see all the moisture in.aming the main disturbance is way down to the southwest. the storms will be sticking with us the next couple days. cold front approaches, it stall, so high-pressure r gets a chance to drive us or call us off. in the line of showers. beery day it will wet. air than it is 79-83 today. isolated showers tonight with isolated thunderstorms, 61-66. chance of rain all the way the weekend and early next week. today will be the warmest. then we will gradually move
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in temperatures. my family is coming this weekend o connect with you and become a part of the community. r llow me on twitter o facebook. jacqui. that's the latest. let's check on traffic. >> we are seeing volume on most of the key routes. inbound as well as the b-w parkway. 29 in montgomery county is l towards the capital beltway. 70 starting in frederick the clarksburg, it is slow. from clarksburg down to germantown, you are on the much from the sac8er crash we had a town that's on the shoulder. the damage has already been done. 270. delays southbound moving to virginia, not bad on
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395 from 95 to the 14th street bridge. m on the georgee washington parkway, northbound t the beltway, ramp restrictions due to an vehicle on the ramp to the inner loop. back to you. >> thank you. 5:56, 63 degrees. ,> a show going off the air
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>> lady gaga is opening up about struggles with an eating disorder. revealed that she has anorexia and bulimia since she was 16. the performer posted photographs yourself and announced she is creating body revolution 2013. she wants the web site to be a her fans can about their struggles and support from others. a state assemblyman in new hisey and has introduced regulate reality show filming. they could require the shows to r additional police officers and help with crowds. moreny people feel work when they coffee. >> i keep it on tap. a new survey finds